In September 2023, there was a lot to celebrate at TU Clausthal's Foundry Technology Colloquium at the Institute of Metallurgy.
Sponsorship: 30 years of the Freunde und Förderer der Gießereitechnik an der TU Clausthal e.V. (Friends and Sponsors of Foundry Technology at the TU Clausthal). Here it's all about attractive student life and a lively network.
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Celebrating: Professor Reinhard Döpp on his 90th birthday
Prof. Babette Tonn had gathered many friends and supporters of Clausthal University of Technology around her and put together an interesting program:
The crisis as a permanent state - how can the foundry industry become more resilient Dr. Fynn Willem Lohe, BDG Düsseldorf
Sustainability through innovation management and cooperation Dr. Franziska Kröger, Fraunhofer ISI Karlsruhe
Possibilities of digitalising material information in the foundry Dr. Uwe Dieckmann Matplus GmbH Wuppertal
Quality assurance in iron casting Dr Torsten Rieck, FONDIUM Mettmann GmbH Mettmann Wolfgang Baumgart, ZORC Technology GmbH
Faster to better results through digitalisation of simulation Dr. Oleksiy Starykov, Bocar GmbH Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Understanding core shooting better Rudolf Wintgans, Laempe Mössner Sinto GmbH Schopfheim
Process-side elimination of step artefacts in 3D-printed moulds and cores Christoph Hartmann, Fraunhofer IGCV Garching
Special features of interface formation in Al-brass composite casting Vanessa Glück Nardi TU Clausthal
The technical presentations also dealt with the significant challenges that are currently affecting us all as well as the view into a digitalized and highly networked future. This was comprehensively confirmed from the point of view of the presenting foundries.
Of course, the pressing issues such as energy prices, inflation, measures against climate change, lack of skilled workers and so much more cannot be solved ad hoc, but the colloquium always contributes to cultivating and promoting exchange and cohesion.
In this context, the 90th birthday of Prof. Reinhard Döpp was appropriately honored and celebrated the evening before as a prelude to the Foundry Evening, which the participants will remember fondly.